Richie Hawtin Attacks Fan With Monitor Speaker
Somewhat ignoble footage has surfaced online of Richie Hawtin pushing a speaker into a girl. The incident took place during Hawtin's recent appearence at Time Warp. The techno DJ apparently took offense at the girl's zealous filming of his set, and took it upon himself to floor her with a well shoved monitor speaker. You can watch the incident below, it was captured by another punter recording with their phone – apparently they were far enough from Hawtin to be safe.
Hawtin has since taken to his facebook to release a sort of apology –
"I would like to apologise to the girl involved. It was not my intention that the speaker fell. Only to nudge the monitors in her direction and for her to understand that perhaps she had filmed enough.
"I was as surprised as I'm sure she was when it moved the way it did and the top speaker fell off of the stack. For that, I'm extremely sorry and embarrassed about what happened. This was never my intention.
"Sometimes being in the middle of the spotlight, continual cameras and glaring iPhone lights, things can get stressful and frustrating. I'm sorry that this frustration took an unexpected turn and took away from anyone's experience of Time Warp."
Whilst people constantly filming in clubs is one of the worst aspects of modern nightlife, we can't help but be a bit disappointed – if not by the speaker push, then at least by the God-awful David Guetta poses Hawtin was pulling before hand…